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Multiple delights at Double Tree!

“Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for ”- Robin Williams

Many people from these vocations will walk through their doors. But all will experience what we all look for in life – beauty, romance and love because this is what Double Tree by Hilton Weerawila Rajawarna Resort stands for. It is an unforgettable destination where you will receive one of the best gifts in life - long lasting sweet memories.

At Double Tree by Hilton Weerawila Rajawarna Resort, you can see some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets in the world. It is one of the best places for stargazing, enabling you to see those great constellations as old as time itself. The lake and the lush greenery contribute to a soothing and calming experience.

If you are a Zen type of person, then the resort provides the Yoga facility for you. Zen is a type of traditional wisdom that encourages a person to have a peaceful and personal relationship with his/her own mind and with a higher power outside of himself/herself. The very location of the resort can help you put yourself in a state of peace - with your own thoughts. There is a Yoga terrace on the rooftop and in time to come there may be a Yoga instructor.

Double Tree by Hilton Weerawila Rajawarna Resort also makes a bold statement when it comes to hosting weddings– “Together is a beautiful place to be – memories are made here”. Their wedding services exceed expectations. The wedding is a special day for the bride and the groom, so it has to be exactly right and you can put your trust in Double Tree by Hilton Weerawila Rajawarna Resort.

Featuring over 10,000 square feet of meeting space, DoubleTree is an ideal venue for weddings, business meetings and other social gatherings. The stunning pillar less Grand Ballroom measuring 7,788 square feet can accommodate up to 600 guests in a wedding setting.

They opened their doors on November 24, 2020 and they offer exceptional dining experiences featuring panoramic views of the tranquil Lake Weerawila. Guests can savor a wide variety of cuisines. The restaurant Spoonbill (the resorts all day dining restaurant, tea lounge and barbeque grill) serves a creative blend of international and continental specialties and features an extensive list of international wines to complement the meal.

Guests can also dine at Redshank, located on the rooftop overlooking the serene Lake Weerawila which offers a wide selection of seafood. The resort also features three stunning bars to choose from – the Turnstone, Hornbill and Nightjar. All excellent places for relaxation and just enjoying life.

DoubleTree is located 25 kilometers from Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. The resort is also uniquely situated within the Weerawila Bird Sanctuary which is home to over 400 species of birds and just minutes away from popular tourist attractions such as Kataragama Sacred City, Bundala and Yala National Parks.

Also the hotel has the distinction of having a one of a kind Presidential Suite which has three floors!

You can’t deny the fact that DoubleTree does things in style! They have a really cool concept which is their Chocolate Chip Cookie! DoubleTree by Hilton hotels have been welcoming guests with a warm, chocolate chip cookie at check in. Approximately 65,000 each day, or more than 25,000,000 a year!! Every cookie is baked fresh daily at each hotel. In 1986, the secret recipe was developed so every hotel could offer the same sweet treat.

General Manager, Krishanta Damunupola in his statement called the hotel a ‘perfect getaway’ for those who wish to be close to nature and those who seek luxury escapes.

“DoubleTree by Hilton Weerawila Rajawarna Resort is a 78 room lakefront property spreading over 10 acres offering luxury experiences. It’s the first DoubleTree property in the country and the third Hilton managed property in Sri Lanka. It is located in the idyllic fishing village of Weerawila, between three of Asia’s most visited national parks. The hotel is the ideal travel destination for those seeking a perfect getaway.

The resort features three varieties of rooms including a three-story one-of-a-kind presidential suite spanning over 5,000 square feet, three deluxe suites, and 74 deluxe rooms complimented by lake or garden views. Our food and beverage outlets, spa treatment rooms, meeting and event spaces have been named after birds as the hotel itself is located within the world-renowned Weerawila Tissa Bird Sanctuary. This is done as a gesture of respect towards the natural habitat. During the construction phase, instead of cutting down trees, they were relocated within the property premises itself. The building construction has been designed without causing disturbance to the flight routes of birds as the region is a world-renowned wintering ground for birds.

We would call our resort “Bird’s Nest” as you would see many species of birds within the property itself. We are hopeful that the resort will attract wildlife enthusiasts and guests seeking luxury escapes as well as businesses from the booming Hambantota Port District.”

Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,300 properties and more than one million rooms, in 118 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2020 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2020 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 600 upscale hotels with more than 138,000 rooms across 47 countries. For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events spaces.Hilton honours members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, and free Standard Wi-Fi.

Members also have access to contactless technology exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using Digital Key. Hilton Honors offers its more than 110 million members hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise and items on Amazon Shop with Points, and make charitable contributions. The program is free to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting

The hotel was originally planned to run as Rajawarna resort. However, KDU Adventures signed up a management agreement with Hilton Worldwide and thus it became Double Tree by Hilton Weerawila Rajawarna Resort.